Category Archives: Spree Killers

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for Jan. 14-20

DON’T MISS: The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story — After a mesmerizing look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case, this anthology series from prolific producer Ryan Murphy turns its attention to the 1997 murder of fashion icon Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez). Darren Criss (“Glee”) delivers an astonishing performance as troubled spree-killer Andrew Cunanan, whose path of destruction landed him on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List even before he shot Versace on the steps outside of his Miami Beach mansion.

The cast also features Penélope Cruz and Ricky Martin. 9 p.m. Wednesday, FX.

Other bets:

SUNDAY: Can you believe Family Guy is airing its 300th episode tonight? Yeah, neither can we. 8 p.m., Fox.

• Jenna Coleman returns as the title character in a new season of Victoria. She plays the young 19th century queen who wants it all — romance, power, an heir and personal freedom. Also, Diana Rigg joins

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Hard Sun, episode 2 review: this show is ludicrous… yet still entertaining

Meanwhile, Hicks raced to catch a spree killer obsessed with the impending end-of-days. His murders were surprisingly gory, with slit throats and Jackson Pollock-esque blood spatter. I hope any young football fans staying up late for Match of the Day didn’t spill their cocoa in shock.

Former model Deyn, all haunted intensity and fierce physicality, stole the show from Sturgess, whose Mockney accent and SUDDEN bursts of SHOUTING hardly added nuance to his performance. He seemed to be impersonating Idris Elba, star of Hard Sun creator Neil Cross’s other series Luther, without the charisma to quite carry it off.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2018/01/13/hard-sun-episode-2-review-show-ludicrous-yet-still-entertainng/

Hard Sun, episode 2 review: this show is ludicrous… yet still …

Meanwhile, Hicks raced to catch a spree killer obsessed with the impending end-of-days. His murders were surprisingly gory, with slit throats and Jackson Pollock-esque blood spatter. I hope any young football fans staying up late for Match of the Day didn’t spill their cocoa in shock.

Former model Deyn, all haunted intensity and fierce physicality, stole the show from Sturgess, whose Mockney accent and SUDDEN bursts of SHOUTING hardly added nuance to his performance. He seemed to be impersonating Idris Elba, star of Hard Sun creator Neil Cross’s other series Luther, without the charisma to quite carry it off.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2018/01/13/hard-sun-episode-2-review-show-ludicrous-yet-still-entertainng/

Hard Sun, episode 2 review: this show is ludicrous… yet still entertainng

Meanwhile, Hicks raced to catch a spree killer obsessed with the impending end-of-days. His murders were surprisingly gory, with slit throats and Jackson Pollock-esque blood spatter. I hope any young football fans staying up late for Match of the Day didn’t spill their cocoa in shock.

Former model Deyn, all haunted intensity and fierce physicality, stole the show from Sturgess, whose Mockney accent and SUDDEN bursts of SHOUTING hardly added nuance to his performance. He seemed to be impersonating Idris Elba, star of Hard Sun creator Neil Cross’s other series Luther, without the charisma to quite carry it off.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2018/01/13/hard-sun-episode-2-review-show-ludicrous-yet-still-entertainng/

TV highlights for the week of Jan. 14-20

SUNDAY

Can you believe “Family Guy” is airing its 300th episode tonight? Yeah, neither can we. 9 p.m., Fox.

Jenna Coleman returns as the title character in a new season of “Victoria.” She plays the young 19th-Century queen who wants it all: romance, power, an heir and personal freedom. Also, Diana Rigg joins the cast. 9 p.m., PBS.

As Season 2 of “Divorce” begins, Frances (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) are trying to rebuild their lives independently in the aftermath of their turbulent separation, but it’s more complicated than they imagined. 10 p.m., HBO.

MONDAY

In the two-hour season finale

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Homicide victims earlier than Versace: Andrew Cunanan’s 1997 spree

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that culminated in the death of the Italian fashion designer and the killer’s own suicide in 1997

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial

Read more at: https://kaplanherald.com/2018/01/12/homicide-victims-earlier-than-versace-andrew-cunanans-1997-spree/

How we covered the real assassination of Gianni Versace – WGRZ

I had completely forgotten Andrew Cunanan. But now, Ryan Murphy’s latest offering in his anthology drama, American Crime Story, is dredging up the ugly memories. Thanks for that, Ryan.

If you know the name, it’s because Cunanan is the spree killer who assassinated Italian fashion prince Gianni Versace, who was shot at the gates of his Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997, as he returned from his usual morning coffee-and-paper run to the News Cafe just down Ocean Drive.

More: Darren Criss, far from ‘Glee,’ takes darker turn as Gianni Versace’s killer

Versace, who died at 50, was the last victim of Cunanan.

During nearly three months in the summer of 1997, Cunanan killed five men (besides Versace, they were

Read more at: http://www.wgrz.com/article/news/nation-now/how-we-covered-the-real-assassination-of-gianni-versace/465-6f900779-72ac-406c-ae88-d941ccd0c758

How we covered the real assassination of Gianni Versace

I had completely forgotten Andrew Cunanan. But now, Ryan Murphy’s latest offering in his anthology drama, American Crime Story, is dredging up the ugly memories. Thanks for that, Ryan.

If you know the name, it’s because Cunanan is the spree killer who assassinated Italian fashion prince Gianni Versace, who was shot at the gates of his Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997, as he returned from his usual morning coffee-and-paper run to the News Cafe just down Ocean Drive.

More: Darren Criss, far from ‘Glee,’ takes darker turn as Gianni Versace’s killer

Versace, who died at 50, was the last victim of Cunanan.

During nearly three months in the summer of 1997, Cunanan killed five men (besides Versace, they were

Read more at: http://www.king5.com/article/news/nation-now/how-we-covered-the-real-assassination-of-gianni-versace/465-6f900779-72ac-406c-ae88-d941ccd0c758

The victims who came before Versace: How murderer Andrew Cunanan went on a homicidal cross-country spree that …

The manhunt and the crimes that transfixed America in 1997 had elements that could have been lifted right out of a movie plot: high society, high fashion, celebrity, nightlife, sadomasochism – and a pathological liar genius who progressed to serial murder. By the time Gianni Versace was shot dead outside his Miami mansion on July 15, 1997, killer Andrew Cunanan had left behind a web of terror across the country and even more unanswered questions.

And, while the Italian fashion designer was his most famous victim, Cunanan killed at least four men before him – some targeted and others, seemingly, at random.

The killings are the subject of the controversial second season of American Crime Story, starring Ricky Martin, Penelope Cruz, Darren Criss and Edgar Ramirez. Investigative reporter Maureen Orth spent months tracking still-active killer Cunanan’s movements when he was on the run in 1997 – far before he

Read more at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5259495/Murder-victims-Versace-Andrew-Cunanans-1997-spree.html

Starstruck Darren Criss Performed a Ricky Martin Song for Ricky Martin While Shooting Versace

Darren Criss didn’t get to spend too much onscreen time with his American Crime Story costars — but they more than made up for it when the cameras weren’t rolling.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, Criss opened up about shooting the upcoming FX series, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, which chronicles the 1997 murder of the Italian designer outside his Miami Beach home at the hands of Andrew Cunanan, played by Criss.

“He was a spree killer, a very troubled young man who does not follow the typical prerequisites of a killer,” said Criss, 30, of Cunanan. “He didn’t kill small animals as a child, or have a history of violence. Such is the exploration of our show — how a kid with so much promise becomes somebody so destructive.”

Asked if he had “fun” playing the killer, Criss said, “I don’t

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